Intrusion Prevention

Web.cgi-dos.ArgsDotCmd.Access

Description

It indicates an attempt to access cgi-dos directory via HTTP protocol.

There are several vulnerabilities in some HTTP servers that allows attackers to execute cgi commands via cgi-dos directory.

Affected Products

Any unprotected mis-configured web server is vulnerable to the attack.

Impact

Attackers can execute scripts remotely on the victim system.

Recommended Actions

Block remote access to the cgi-dos directory via HTTP.

CVE References

CVE-1999-1180